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Apr 15, 2018 Beth Rogers
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The seventh podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson. This podcast focuses on two programs at the University of Iceland which center on Norse heritage, literature and culture, the Viking and Medieval Norse Studies (VMN) program and its companion, Medieval Icelandic Studies (MIS). We sit down with Haraldur Bernharðsson, head of those two programs and Associate...
Topics: history, medieval, Iceland, sagas, literature, culture, University of Iceland
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Apr 8, 2018 Beth Rogers
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The sixth podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson. This podcast focuses on Paganism and the Supernatural, combining the themes of Week 5 and 6 of our edX course. Joining us are Teresa Dröfn Njarðvík, PhD candidate at the University of Iceland and published author of books on runes, and our first returning guest, Sigurboði Grétarsson, who shares some of his...
Topics: history, medieval, Iceland, sagas
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Apr 2, 2018 Beth Rogers
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The fifth podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson. This podcast focuses on the music scene in Reykjavik as we chat with Sigurboði Grétarsson, a well-known folk musician in the Remmugýgur reenactment group and S næbjörn Ragnarsson, bassist for the popular metal band, Skálmöld. We'll discuss their thoughts about Icelandic culture, music and history in this episode...
Topics: Iceland, sagas, medieval, history
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Mar 26, 2018 Beth Rogers
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The fourth podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson. This podcast focuses on reconstruction of textiles and handicrafts like spinning and knitting, along with reception theory and ideas of what "Viking" means in 19th century America and beyond. It's all to celebrate Week 4 of our course: Women in the Sagas !  0:00 - 1:10 - Welcome and Introducing Our Guests...
Topics: Iceland, sagas, medieval, academia, history
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Mar 19, 2018 Beth Rogers & Hjalti Ægisson
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The third podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson. This podcast focuses on a special topic requested by our students: Historical Reconstruction and Reenactment. PART I: THEODÓR HANSSON 0:00  -   Welcome & On this Episode 0:48  - Our Hometowns (Landscape & Archaeology) 3:34  - The South Coast of Iceland and Theo's Work as a  Game of Thrones  Tour Guide...
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Mar 13, 2018 Beth Rogers
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The second podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson.  0:00 - Welcome & On This Episode 0:57 - Our Guest, Roberto Pagani 1:10 - Thoughts from Hjalti on Week 2  5:54 - What Brought Rob to Iceland?  10:18 - Rob's Advice for Learning Icelandic (Or not) :) 12:34 - Rob and Beth Talk About Moving to Iceland as Foreigners 17:58 - We Become Archaeologists of the...
Topics: Iceland, sagas, medieval, academia, history
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Mar 5, 2018 Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson
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The first podcast of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas course hosted by edX and UIcelandX at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Hosted by Beth Rogers & Hjalti Snær Ægisson.  1:05 - Hjalti's Introduction & Research Interests 4:26 - Beth's Introduction & Research Interests 7:26 - Beth & Hjalti talk about the Eucharist (Church history AND food history!)  10:16 - Week 1 of Our Course 12:40 - Thank you to edX and University of Iceland 14:55 - Beth's favorite thing about teaching...
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Topics: Iceland, sagas, medieval, academia, history